Our Parish History (Nov15 - Dec17)



NOV. 2015 -----MAY 2016





12/6/15  St Pius X Annual Christmas Pageant  “The Story of Christmas” (children 3yrs +)


12/7/15   St Pius X Annual Blood Drive (Steve Lesetz)


12/13/15  KofC  Christmas w/ Santa


12/19/15  Kof C  Christmas Party


12/20/15 Youth Mass 5PM> Pasta/Meatballs Supper

12/25/15     Christmas Day

Faith Formation “new” program for Pre-K (catechist Cathy Polz)Pre-School Bible



1/6/16  St Pius X CYO Basketball (commences 1/16)-Grades 3,4..Boys/Girls Clinic

      intramural …..and….2nd grade Boys/Girls Clinic


1/10/16 (Sun.) Family Liturgy & Hospitality  “Blessing of 40 Children Baptized in 2015”


St Pius X CYO Basketball commences January 2016= grades 3&4, Boys/Girls Clinic


1/2016  Catholic Ministries Appeal Parish Goal = $37400…..which we not only achieve,

     but double.


2/10/16  Ash Wednesday….LENTEN SCHEDULE 2016: weekday Masses:

    8:45AM & 12:15 PM; Stations of the  Cross – Fridays in Lent : 7 PM

2/13/16  2nd Annual Father/Daughter, Mother/Son Valentine Dance/Supper $5.per person,



2/28/16  Soup Supper (Madonna Hall)  Adults: $20 ea (12 yrs , younger: Free)


3/13/16  The Story of Easter – presented by: children of parish, Adult/Youth choirs;

               “meaning of Easter”


3/20/16 “Palm Sunday” .KofC  “Breakfast w/Easter Bunny”  $10. (Adults)…Kids (free)

HOLY WEEK Schedule: Palm Sunday MASSES: 3:45PM & 5:15PM (Saturday);

 7AM, 8:30AM, 10:30AM, NOON (Sunday)

3/21/16 “A Day of Reconciliation”- 9:30AM to10:30AM  and 12:45PM to1:45PM  and

5:00 to 6:00PM (Monday)  



3/23/16 “Holy Thursday”  - Morning Prayer @ 8:45 AM followed by Confession;

Mass of the Lord’s Supper:7:30PM; Night Prayer at 9:30PM


3/25/16   “Good Friday”  - Morning Prayer @ 8:45 AM followed by Confession.

Stations of the Cross presented by Youth Ministry @Noon; Celebration of the Lord’s Passion  3PM; Gerald Mohr Chorale: “It is Finished” (Lenten Program) 8PM


3/26/16 “Holy Saturday” – Morning Prayer @ 8:45AM followed by Confession

                                       The EASTER VIGIL at 7:30PM

3/27/16  EASTER SUNDAY…..Masses @: 7AM, 8:30AM, 10:30AM and NOON

and 1:30PM

5/20/16  Parent Play Date (food, drink, music, games)

5/29/16  celebrate 50th Ordination AnniversaryRev Fr Hugh D. Cannon (Mass/Reception)

Volleyball 5th Grade Champions (w/coach Lisa  Layton)


6/4/16   Death of Msgr. Tom Mulvanerty (EULOGIES: see BULLETIN:6/12/167/15

6/5/16 K of C Communion Breakfast  adults ($15.00). Janet Reilly retires  as President

of SENIORS……Lou Fabiano assumes Presidency.

6/13/16  -  (all day) 14th Annual Golf Outing (Old Brookville CC)- honors Mercedes Colwin & Ed & Janet Lee….major Parish fundraising event.

6/26/16   St. Pius X  Youth Group OPEN HOUSE (welcoming 9th Graders..6-8PM

Madonna Hall  (“bring a friend”)

7/1-31/16  FAITH FORMATION Registration 2016-17. CLASSES: preschool(3yrs-5);

Levels 1 thru 8

7/15/16  Deacon Jim Murphy visits St. Pius X parish on behalf of missionaries who work in Diocesan missions in Dominican Republic.

7/29/16  Columbiettes hold “Tag Sale”.

7/30/16(Sat.) A Morning of Fitness & Fun w/Jay Asparro&Alex Arslan  St.PiusX  Gym

7/31/16 (Sun.) -  “A Night of Prayer” - @ Manetto Hill Jewish Center

8/15/16 Feast of Assumption of BVM- Holyday  of Obligation

8/21/16 (Sun.) –  Noon to 4PM, KofC  FAMILY PICNIC @ PV-Old Bethpage Park

8/24/16  to 8/28/16 – 2016 St. Pius X FEAST  …..”SAVE THE DATE”!!!

9/8,9,10/16 evenings..2016-17 Boys/Girls BASKETBALL Intramural League registration; (also “online registration”).


available for each Parish Family.

9/11/16 PV/OLD BETHPAGE Interfaith Council “Prayer Service”, 7:30PM @

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

9/24/16 Jubilee Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Basilica of Nat’l Shrine of the Immaculate

      Conception, Washington D.C.

9/28/16  SENIORS – High Tea @ Westbury Gardens

10/1/16  5K Fun Walk/Run = to benefit the LI Alzheimer’s Foundation (Jay Asparro)

10/7/16  SENIORS – Octoberfest – LiGreci’s Staaten ($89pp)

10/15/16  COLUMBIETTES  Italian Feast Dinner Celebration 6:30PM (Madonna Hall)

10/15/16  DEADLINE: St. Pius X CYO 2017 (GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL registration)
10/16/16  Pre-School BIBLE program (ages 3-5)   register NOW!! (Faith Formation)


10/19/16 to 11/19/16 -  “We Learn”:  5 weeks  of  (reading/learning):  the BIBLE


10/29/16  HALLOWEEN PARTY – 6:15- 8”15PM = all children invited to dress in

costumes and enjoy CRAFTS, PIZZA, CANDY, DANCING.


10/30/16   “YOUTH MASS” 5PM- (per every last Sunday of month)- Grades 5-8 (FF)


11/1/16  All Saints Day (Holyday of Obligation)


11/2/16 All Souls Mass of Remembrance  7PM


11/6/16  2016 Ann Asparro 90-mile RUN –“Welcome Home Jay”Parking Lot/MadonnaH

11/18/16    Volunteer   TY   Party  -Madonna Hall   6PM

11/20/16 10:30AM Family Mass Liturgy & Hospitality (Madonna Hall)



 SERVICE Tuesday 11/22/16 @ 7PM (hosted: Temple Chaverin(all invited &welcome)


12/3/16  (Sat) St. Pius X  ROSARY SOCIETY CHRISTMAS BRUNCH. Piccola Bussola, 1-5PM (Barbara Brown, Pres.)


12/6/16 Tues.  7:30PM   Lighting of Christmas Tree (Hospitality follows)


12/8/16 Thurs. Feast of Immaculate Conception (Holyday of Obligation)

12/10/16  Sat.  6PM  KofC  CHRISTMAS PARTY   $25 per person

12/11/16  Sun. 4PM….St. Pius X’s “12th Annual Christmas Pageant…..

“The Story of Christmas” presented by Children of our parish &  Adult Choir.

12/25/16  CHRISTMAS DAY (Birth of Our Lord)

1/1/17   Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – Holyday of Obligation…HAPPY2017

1/16-17/17 TELECARETV TELETHON – Father Valentine/Marion Celenza (appearances on TV)


1/30-31/17 “Welcome, Bishop John O. Barres”…Evening Vespers Mon. 1/30 @6:45PM;

      Mass of Installation Tues 1/31 @ 2PM (St. Agnes Cathedral)….TV coverage


2/10/17 Friday, 6-8PM Father/Daughter, Mother/Son VALENTINE DANCE – gym

$5. per person ( Pizza, Desserts&Refreshments& Dancing, Crafts)


2/19/17  new CMA leader: welcome…Clare Crossley;   thank you for 25 years,

    Charles Frenzel.


2/27/17 Deanery Mass w/Bishop John O. Barres - Monday, 12 noon                                      @ St. James, Seaford  4/17/17


3/1/17  ……Lenten Masses: 8:45AM and 12:15 PM weekdays


3/1/17 Ash Wed.   -   Ashes distributed:  8:45 AM, 12:15 PM, 5PM,   7:30PM


3/3/17  Friday (& Fridays during Lent)   STATIONS of the CROSS – 7PM –Church

             (St Pius X Students, Catechists/Lay Ministers, etc)


3/4-5/17  “Project Soup” Youth collect cans of SOUP for needy…429lbs collected.


3/9/17 St. Pius X has reached  “over goal in  pledges for 2017 Catholic Ministries Appeal


3/18/17     Saturday @ 6:30PM -   KofC  St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Party Celebration


3/26/17   Sun. 6PM    Soup Supper (Madonna Hall)

        Sun. 1PM – 3:30PM     “Roll for the Run” (bowling for Alzheimer’s w/ Jay Asparro)

        (Plainview Lanes)


3/28/17  Tuesday “Day of Adoration” ) sign-up  sheet in CHURCH FOYER.


4/8-9/17   Sat/Sun…  Palm Sunday …Family Liturgy and Breakfast w/the Easter Bunny


4/10/17  Mon  A day of reconciliation  (Confessions – 7AM, 8:30AM, 12:45PM, 5PM)


4/13/17  Holy Thursday Morning Prayer 8:45AM; Mass of Lord’s Supper 7:30PM;

              Night Prayer 9:30PM


4/14/17   Fri   Good Friday….  Morning Prayer 8:45AM,  Stations of Cross –noon,

                           Lord’s Passion – 3PM,       Stations of Cross – 7:30PM


4/15/17   Holy Saturday…Morning Prayer  8:45AM            Easter Vigil 7:30PM


4/16/17      Easter Sunday     Masses:  7AM, 8:30AM,  10:30AM,  12PM, 1:30PM 


4/25/17   ADORATION DAY of the Month:  9:15AM to 7PM


5/7/17  Sacrament of CONFIRMATION conferred upon St. Pius X  youth by

            Bishop Andrzej Zglejszewski.


5/7, 5/14, 5/21/17 (Noon Masses)  Sacrament of First Holy Communion                          (over 40 Children)


5/24-25/17  the ASCENSION of the LORD (Holyday of Obligation)

Mass schedule: Wed. 5/24( 5PM); Thurs. 5/25 (8:45A, 12:15P, 7:30P)

5/30/17  ADORATION  DAY  of the Month:  9:15AM to 7PM



             “SPECIAL DEVOTIONS” @ ST. PIUS X PARISH” (reminder)


Novena to the Immaculate Conception: Every Monday following the 8:45AM Mass.


Rosary: Monday – Saturday following 8:45AM Mass.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:  Every Friday following the 8:45 AM Mass until

10:15 AM in the Church; and the last Tuesday of each month from 9:15AM to 7PM.


Care of the Sick: Please notify the Parish Office if there is any parishioner who is ill at home so that we may administer the proper spiritual care.


2018 MASS BOOK: Offerings for 2018 Mass Intentions will be accepted in Parish Office commencing WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017.


June 2017 -  Fr. Valentine requests “NOMINATIONS for the PARISH COUNCIL”.

SEE: BULLETIN for “Nomination Form”.


6/2-12/17 ST. PIUS X SENIORS  __”Trip to Mt. Rushmore”


6/12/17  ST. PIUS X SENIORS….MOVIE @ POB LIBRARY 10AM “The Light Between Oceans”


6/13/17  ST. PIUS X SENIORS General Mtg:  BBC @ 10AM


NOTICE: 2017/2018 St. Pius X CYO BASKETBALL ....registration for “Travel Team Tryouts”. VISIT:stpiusxrc.weshareonline,org/ws/opportunities/CYOTravelTryouts


6/10-11, 2017  GRADUATES are invited to a special Eucharistic Mass for Class of 2017

@ ALL weekend Masses (Sat. 3:45P, 5:15P…..Sun. 8:30A, 10:30A, 12 Noon)


6/12/17  15th ANNUAL St. Pius X R.C. Church  GOLF OUTING

Brookville Country Club – 210 Chicken Valley Rd.  Glen Head, NY                                  (SEE:  MAY BULLETIN for Schedule of the Day and  Event Prices)


6/25/17  KofC   COMMUNION BREAKFAST : following 8:30AM Mass (catered….reservations necessary)


6/27/17  Adoration Day of the Month (9;15AM to 7PM)


REMINDER:  YOUTH GROUP: (All High School Youth Welcome) Sundays, 6PM, Madonna Hall. CONTACT: Steve Rhoads, Youth Minister @ 516 314 4678



7/29-30   KofC Monthly Food Drive (Canned & Boxed Goods, Toiletries, Pet Food, etc.)


8/2/17 (Wed.)  to 8/6/17 (Sun.)   ENJOY ST. PIUS X PARISH “SUMMER FEAST”

              (Games, Rides, Entertainment, Casino ….& GOOD FOOD!!!)


             “SPECIAL DEVOTIONS” @ ST. PIUS X PARISH ….(reminder)

Novena to the Immaculate Conception: Every MONDAY following the 8:45 AM MASS.


Rosary: Monday – Saturday following the 8:45 AM MASS.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Every Friday following the 8:45AM Mass until

10:15 AM in the Church; and the last Tuesday of each month from 9:15AM to 7PM.


8/15/17  ST. PIUS X SENIORS  General Meeting @BBC…Day at the Races


8/20/17  K of C   FAMILY PICNIC  Noon –4PM @ POB Park (see BULLETIN)


8/29/17  ADORATION DAY for the Month: 9:15AM – 7PM


GENERAL REMINDER:   YOUTH GROUP…….(Steve Rhoads, Youth Minister)


,,,,JOIN US> dinner, fun, games, Bible talk, Life lessons…..& new FRIENDS

8/26 – 27/17  KofC  …..Monthly Food Drive


YOUTH GROUP (All HS Youth WELCOME!! )@ St. Pius X Parish…….

        Sundays, 6PM  Madonna Hall  ……DINNER!  FUN!  GAMES!



     Pre-School BIBLE PROGRAM   (children ages 3-5---next class: 10/15)



                JOIN US ---------  Young MUSICIANS/VOCALISTS


EMERGENCY BLOOD DRIVE !!!  @ St. Pius X…MONDAY 8/28/17 (2:30P-8:30P)


9/11/17  10:30AM  FAMILY LITURGY…Blessing of Children’s Backpacks

                              HOSPITALITY TO FOLLOW


9/11/17  INTERFAITH Service of Remembrance (9/11)- Good Shepherd Church,7:30P)


9/17/17  CATECHETICAL SUNDAY:  (theme: “Live As Missionary Disciples”)


9/19/17  “Welcome Back” SENIORS Luncheon @ Woodbury CC.


9/23/17   (Sat.)  - A ’Knight’@ the Races  -  Madonna Hall, 6PM  $18. per person

                FOOD,  WINE,  BEER, SODA ,  DESSERTS


9/26/17  Tuesday ADORATION DAY  (9:15AM – 7PM)


10/1/17- Blessing of the Animals (Feast of St. Francis  of Assisi)- Our Lady’s Grotto

  @ 1:30P


register before: 10/9/17 -  DRVC “GOLDEN WEDDING LITURGY”…..

  SEE:  BULLETIN (or  ONLINE) for details


10/10/17   SENIORS – General Mtg @ BBC


10/14/17 – Columbus Day Italian Feast Dinner  6:30PM, Madonna Hall (Columbiettes)


10/15/17  Family Liturgy (1st Grade FF participate)  @ 10:30 AM Church

                 (hospitality follows)


10/15/17  2017 BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP= “Bridges to Hope”

       First Session: Sunday 10/15, 1PM – 3:30PM @ St. Pius X Parish Center


10/17/17  SENIORS – Ron Bauer, speaker on energy; Flu Shots available.


10/24/17 Death of Father Hugh Cannon, fifth Pastor of St. Pius X Parish.


10/29/17 …..DEADLINE:  St. Pius X CYO 2018 -  GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

REGISTRATION for  TRYOUTS……”deadline” > October 29.  YOUTH GROUP “Open House” following 5pm Youth Mass.


10/31/17    Day October Day of ADORATION  (Tuesday) 9:15am to 7pm


11/4-5/17 -  the 2017 “ANN ASPARRO VIRTUAL CHALLENGE” to benefit LIAF (Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation– Jay Asparro )-  see BULLETIN (online) for details.)

PRE-SCHOOL Bible program – Children ages 3-5 (next class- 11/5).

COLUMBIETTES – 11/16: Officers’ Meeting  7:30P  Rm. 2;  11/27 Gen’l Membership Mtg  7:30P  Madonna Hall


KofC – 11/12 Mass of Remembrance  8:30A  (& Breakfast)@Madonna Hall……

11/22 Social Mtg  7:30P  Rm. 1


ROSARY SOCIETY  next mtg:  Tuesday, 11/14 @ 6P  (Madonna Hall)….dues collected


ANNUAL REPORT for (2016-17)……SEE BULLETIN (online) 11/5/17


St. PIUS X PARISH COUNCIL 2017:  Sal Spano (chairman), Jason Asparrro, Anne Bantleon, Samantha Borusso, Fr. Chux, Clare Crossley, Laura Feijoo, Michelle Mascolo,

Cathy Polz, Steve Rhoads, Phil Saglimbene, Nicholas Sallie, Claudia Stewart,                  Fr. Valentine.



“Book of Remembrance”- to be displayed near baptismal font from 11/1 – 11/23 (Thanksgiving Day). We invite you to write in this book  -  NAMES  of   deceased loved ones.


“Proud to be a Catholic” car magnets available at Masses (weekend of October 28/19).


Month of November: Youth Group is collecting warm coats for those in need.  Bins will be conveniently located in Church Foyer, Faith Formation office, Parish Office.


Bakers are needed  for our Bakers Ministry.  This ministry includes volunteers to bake cookies/cakes as an offering of consolation for those who recently lost a loved one.


Registration for:  2017-18   St. Pius X CYO Basketball Intramural League/…REGISTER NOW!! >> BOYS grades 5-12 in Fall; GIRLS grades 5-8 in Fall; BOYS/GIRLS  grades 3-4 in Winter.


St. Pius X CYO 2018 Girls VOLLEYBALL: Grade 5 – High School...REGISTER NOW.


Bereavement Ministry (“Bridges to Hope”) ….Coping with the Holidays> Sunday October 29, 1:30 – 3:30pm…Room 1 @ St. Pius X School.


Nov 1 -ALL SAINTS DAY-Holy Day of Obligation (see Mass schedule in Bulletin)

Nov 2 - ALL SOULS Mass of Remembrance   @ 7pm in Church


Nov 5 Sunday – FAMILY LITURGY (2nd Grade Faith Formation participates) 10:30 am

              (Hospitality follows in Madonna Hall.)

Nov 19 Sunday – YOUTH MASS  5pm..ALL : Grades 5,6,7,8 Level Students participate.


Nov 21  - INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE – 7pm, hosted by Church of the Latter Day Saints.




Parish Offices CLOSED:  Thursday Nov. 23 & Friday Nov. 24


Nov. 28  (Tuesday) November DAY of ADORATION (9:15am to 7pm)


ADVENT SEASON 2017  Pick up copy of “THE LITTLE BLUE BOOK” which offers reflections for Advent and Christmas seasons….Copies in rear of Church.


ALTAR CARE….”Volunteers Needed!!!”  >>>cleaning of Altar, laundering of Altar linens.  Contact: Parish Office @ 516 938-3956; email Fr Valentine@ FrVal.STPX@gmail.com



11/29/17 - Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert= presented by “The LI Tribute Band

@ Bethpage HS  10 Cherry Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714  ($30. admission)


12/2/17  - 12/6/17 = ADVENT RETREAT w/Fr. Kevin Cronin, OFM…MASS-8:45AM; EVENING PRAYER SERVICE – 7PM  (BOTH:w/opportunity for RECONCILIATION)


St. Pius X ROSARY SOCIETY 2017 “Christmas Brunch” @ Piccola Bussola

12/2/17 Saturday  1pm-5pm…..RSVP: Barbara Brown ---516 359-9060

                                                                                                                                     12/3/17 BREAKFAST with SANTA   (KofC) 9A-12:30P….Adults: $10.

Children 12 & under: FREE


12/3/17  Pre-School BIBLE PROGRAM (children ages 3-5)..registration required

contact Faith Formation office:  (516)822-8348


12/3/17  Lighting of Christmas Tree (following 5pm Youth Mass)


12/4/17  BLOOD DRIVE- 2:30p-8:30p- Madonna Hall


12/8/17  Feast of Immaculate Conception (Holy Day of Obligation)

Masses: see Bulletin  (Eve & Feast Day)

12/9/17 (Saturday)  KofC  St. Pius X Christmas Party  6PM     Madonna Hall _____  ALL parishioners invited!!  $25. per person. RSVP: Jim Albert=(516)293- 4685 by 12/2.

!2/17/17  (Sunday @ 4pm in Church)… St. Pius X “ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PAGEANT”-  The Story of Christmas (presented by Children of parish & Adult Choir)

12/24//17 (Christmas Vigil Masses  Sun.) 3:30P School Aud. (Family Mass), 3:30P, 5:30P, 9:30P- Church  (Caroling follows this Mass)

12/25/17  CHRISTMAS DAY    Monday Masses: all Masses in Church- 

7A, 8:30A,  10:30A & Noon

12/31/17 – Sun.   SCHEDULE;   plus:  Vigil Mass: 3:30P

1/1/18    Solemnity of Mary (New Years Day) – all Masses in Church-

7A,  8:30A,  10:30A.  Noon